The Ramen Chronicles: a first-hand account exploring the Japanese world of ramen - Japan's cheap, greasy, nourishing, divine, ubiquitous dish. ...

HIGH ABOVE THE VAST BLUE OCEAN of Japan's Inland Sea, I looked through the window of the train and watched the numerous islands that make up this region go by one after the other. I shook my head in disbelief, reflecting on the fact that a year ago this was simply an idea....

THE BULLET TRAIN IN JAPAN is a marvel of modern transportation. Known as the Shinkansen, if you’re not on it the second it’s planned to depart, you’ll be left behind. My friends and I were headed to Hakone, a region in the hills outside of Tokyo at the base of Mt. Fuji....

IT WAS THE TIME OF DAY when you could see a crisp outline of your breath against the darkening sky every time you spoke. Dusk in Berlin. I was on my way to meet a few friends in Kreuzberg, a borough known for its eccentric qualities. As I briskly walked along the canal that runs through the neighborhood, I felt a light burning inside of me. It gave me confidence....